Bowdoin Admissions looks at each applicant holistically as it seeks out students who are bright and engaged inside and outside the classroom and who demonstrate curiosity and a willingness to take intellectual risks. About 8% of applicants are offered a spot in the entering Class, with over half choosing to enroll. Standardized test score submission is optional for the admissions process at Bowdoin. While a student’s overall academic record is the most important credential, teacher recommendations, writing samples, academic potential, community involvement and personal character are also evaluated. For more information about the admissions process at Bowdoin, please visit Bowdoin Admissions.

Admissions Statistics

SAT Scores by Matriculating Class